Whereas in the past, patients were only regarded as study "subjects", nowadays they are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare and clinical research.
Scientists spend many years collecting evidence about new health technologies to show they work and are suitable to use in people. However, showing that a health technology works is only part of the story!
It takes an average of 27 years until a new medicine can be recommended for use by pregnant women. Why is that?
Medical research requires many different steps and stakeholders. We are taking a closer look at these.
Navigating through the clinical trial process can be challenging but there are tools which offer help.
The use of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in clinical research